So in the democratic post gasoline world how does this work? Say you’re in Detroit and you want to drive your car down to the Gulf of Mexico for vacation. You pile everybody into the car and off you go. Somewhere around Nashville your battery starts dying. And 200,000 other car batteries start dying too. You need to pull over and charge your car for a few hours, but all of the charging stations are full. So what do you do? Wait in line with thousands of other cars until one opens up? Bribe somebody to get to the head of the line? Of course not silly. You let the federal government handle logistics. You apply for a drive permit six months in advance and if there is any availability, you can reserve a charging station. Life is good!
Ah, finally something I can discuss without talking out my ass:
If the electric car is equipped for level 3 charging, and they can find a level 3 charging station, they could get a full charge in a half hour. Since charging stations of any level are currently way more sparse than gas pumps that family driving from Detroit most likely would’ve looked up charging station locations on an app.
Who cares? At the risk of repeating myself, there won’t be a post gasoline world without sufficient charging capacity. Also, five minute charging systems are being researched in laboratories and it looks like it will be a reality. Not immediately, but a reality none the less.